INDIANAPOLIS, IN: “American Dreams” star Peter Spellos, the voice actor for the animated series “Transformers: Robots in Disguise,” died on November 19. He was 69 years old.
The actor succumbed to symptoms of pancreatic cancer at Francisca Hospice House in Indianapolis, Indiana. Jennifer Smith, a friend and theater student, shared the news on Facebook.
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According to Jennifer, who obtained Peter’s power of attorney, “he was loved, cared for and surrounded by people during his final days,” as she told TMZ.
The late actor’s pal, Fred Olen Ray, paid tribute on Facebook, saying: “It is with great sadness that I have to announce the passing of my dear friend, Peter Spellos, at 2:30 a.m. this morning.”
James, his brother, said the actor would be cremated. For admirers, the family will also organize an online meeting.
Peter Spellos’ career as a voice actor
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In 1972, Peter made his acting debut playing characters in the worldwide film titled “The Adventure of Panda and Friends: The Panda Family!” »
In 1990, he also made his film debut in the crime film “Sorority House Massacre II”.
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“American Dreams” cast the actor in 2002 as Gus, a fun-loving production assistant on American Bandstand. The Pryor family was the focus of the NBC series, which ran until 2005, as it tried to make sense of the chaotic 1960s.
The Queens, New York native starred as Sky-Byte for 39 episodes of the animated series “Transformers: Robots in Disguise.”
In 2002, he also made an appearance in the sequel to the science fiction blockbuster “Men in Black”.
His other credits include appearances in “Yes Man” and most recently, “Jail Breakers,” as well as episodes of “ER,” “Naruto,” “Code Geass” and “Digimon Data Squad.”
Peter Spellos and the New Mercury Theater Company
Peter, an actor, comedian and director, established the New Mercury Theater Company in February 2008 and served as its Artistic Director.
Through its monthly performances and curated readings for the Theater of the Community charity, NMT raised more than $4,000 in its first season.
“Man With No Shadow”, “Mother May I”, “Chocolate”, “Controlling Interest”, “2b (or not 2B)” and “The Blonde and Other Slight Distractions” are some of the 2008 shows that Peter has carried out. .
He has served as assistant professor of theater at CW Post College, as well as theater, comedy and improv consultant and associate director at the American Theater Festival on Long Island, creative director of Who’s on First and director of improv at The Comic Strip. At New York.
In addition to teaching improvisation and acting skills at Long Island University, the Stella Adler Academy of Acting in Los Angeles, and The Artists’ Gym, Peter Spellos founded and directed The Usual Suspects Improvisation Company .
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